Category: Foster Care and Adoption

A Foster Boy with a Very Bright Future

Want to improve a child’s future?To learn about case management career opportunities with SaintA, go to our Case Manager Job Listing.To become a foster parent, visit GrowHope.net.As a licensing specialist with several years of child welfare experience, Lisette Whittaker knows how important the present day is to the future of a child. That’s one reason she is so impressed by … Continue

Multicultural Family Makes One Another Stronger

What is Reason to Be?Reason to Be is one of SaintA’s Seven Essential Ingredients of Trauma Informed Care and is practiced by everyone from licensing and placement workers to case managers to administration.To learn about case management career opportunities with SaintA, go to our Case Manager Job Listing.To become a foster parent, visit GrowHope.net.It wasn’t that long ago that Jeremy … Continue

Co-Parenting: Good for Kids and Parents

Care for Birth Parents as Well as ChildrenThe Sieglaffs have a knack for working with biological families. SaintA licensing staff and case managers play a role too.To learn about case management careeer opportunities with SaintA, go to our Case Manager Job Listing.To become a foster parent, visit GrowHope.net.Foster parents Nicole and Brittany Sieglaff currently have their hands full with 10-month … Continue

Amid a Lot of Unknowns, Stability for One Foster Boy

Want to Learn More About Stability for Foster Kids?Antuan’s team consists of case managers, licensing and placement specialists and of course, his foster family.To learn about case management careeer opportunities with SaintA, go to our Case Manager Job Listing.To become a foster parent, visit GrowHope.net.Throughout the month of May, we are publishing blog posts from SaintA staff who know our … Continue

Foster Mom of Siblings Replaces Fear with Safety

Want to help kids stay safe?To learn about case management careeer opportunities with SaintA, go to our Case Manager Job Listing.To become a foster parent, visit GrowHope.net.People often wonder what makes a good foster parent and the answers can be complex. Hours of training, extreme commitment, and a good sense of humor are all must-haves. Foster parents attend training in … Continue

ABC-V is now “Fostering Relationships”

We recently told our foster parents about ABC-V, an innovative approach that allows foster parents to provide real-time coaching to bio families by being present during Family Time interactions.Thus far, nine SaintA caregivers have been trained in the ABC-V intervention model and are interested in joining this pilot once the time is right. Children placed in their home need to … Continue

The Impact We Make

Oftentimes, we go through our lives believing that the decisions we make, the actions we take and the beliefs we have – because they serve our own personal best interests – are independent of others’ trajectory through life’s processes. Other times, we purposefully choose to get involved, to help those we feel may not be as blessed as we are … Continue

New Foster Parent Steps Up to the Plate

I have been with SaintA since March 2015, facilitating family interactions between biological parents and their children. I also interact with foster parents, relatives and other family members on a consistent basis. My experience has led me to believe that foster parents have one of the most important jobs in the world in caring for children. I’d like to share … Continue

Agency Expanding Treatment Foster Care Statewide

I am very excited to share with you that SaintA has made the strategic decision to expand treatment foster care and case management services statewide. We are hiring additional staff in the western and central regions of the state to support our recruitment, licensing and case management efforts. As you might imagine, the demand for high-quality, trauma-informed treatment foster care … Continue

Sex Trafficking Victims Need Support, Encouragement

A group of co-workers and I recently attended the second bi-annual conference “Not for Sale,” Wisconsin’s Response to Human Trafficking. This two-day conference had presenters from across the country and from Mexico discussing the prominent issue of girls and boys, of all ages, being purchased for sex and options on how to support them outside of this way of life. … Continue

Gratitude: Putting Things in Perspective

“Gratitude can transform common days into Thanksgiving, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” — William Arthur Ward A few months ago for our team meeting, we decided to do something a little different and went on a gratitude walk. It had been a stressful couple of months, with several workers on maternity leave, caseloads high … Continue

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